Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition (Google eBook)

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, May 1, 2000 - Explorers - 278 pages
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Leadership expert Dennis N.T. Perkins reveals how ShackletonOCOs vision, actions, and philosophy of leadership provide a compass to executives and managers in todayOCOs climate of fierce competition, economic uncertainty, and constant change."
  

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Review: Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Outstanding written book compare and contrast two different events with two different outcomes. Read full review

Review: Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

User Review  - Peter Andrus - Goodreads

The stories of Shackleton's expedition were amazing. I need to read more about it. I think the book should've been formatted to accommodate the story, instead of the other way around. Great leadership lessons from an amazing story of leadership. Read full review

Contents

Vision and Quick Victories Never lose sight of the ultimate goal and focus energy on shortterm objectives
5
Symbolism and Personal Example Set a personal example with visible memorable symbols and behaviors
19
Optimism and Reality Instill optimism and selfconfidence but stay grounded in reality
30
Stamina Take care of yourself Maintain your stamina and let go of guilt
46
The Team Message Reinforce the team message constantly We are onewe live or die together
60
Core Team Values Minimize status differences and insist on courtesy and mutual respect
76
Conflict Master conflictdeal with anger in small doses engage dissidents and avoid needless power struggles
88
Lighten Up Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about
103
Rice Health Systems Healing a Sick Organization
158
Weyerhaeuser Company Transforming a Culture
173
Malden Mills Rising from the Ashes
186
Continuing Your Expedition
201
Learning to Lead at The Edge
202
Resources for Leading at The Edge
218
Resources
219
Critical Leadership Skills Survey
220

Risk Be willing to take the Big Risk
115
Tenacious Creativity Never give uptheres always another move
129
Case Studies in Leading at The Edge
140
Introduction to the Case Studies
141
Business Communication Systems ATTLucent Technologies Back to the Future
145
A Personal Development Plan
227
Your Leadership Expedition Map
231
Notes
235
Index
245
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Page 2 - MEN WANTED FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.

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Dennis N. T. Perkins, Ph.D. (Branford, CT) is president of the Syncretics Group, a consultancy that specializes in effective leadership. Margaret P. Holtman is director of employee development at Hartford Life, Inc. Paul R. Kessler is a managing consultant at Stromberg Consulting. Catherine McCarthy, Ph.D., is a principal of the consulting firm Kaye & McCarthy.

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